On Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 runDisney held the first ever Halloween themed 5k through the Magic Kingdom. Participants were encouraged to don costumes for a family fun run down Main Street, U.S.A. and through all the lands of the theme park. My daughter and I were two of the competitors that day, and you can follow [...]
See all of those runners in the photo below? There are 14,000 of them, if you want to be precise – and that is a 4-lane road they are on. They all gathered at 4AM on September 5, 2010 to run in the 5th Anniversary of the Disneyland Half Marathon at the Disneyland Resort in [...]
STOP! Before you decide to skip over this because you have absolutely no interest in another article on Disney-sponsored running events, take a minute and give me a chance. I am not a runner; I never pretend to have any kind of athletic prowess. I’m just a short, overweight mom, who decided with her dear [...]
During the month of July, Disney Sports had a competition where the public could vote on 1 of 3 designs for the 2011 finisher’s medal for the Walt Disney World Full Marathon. Recently, the DisneyParks blog announced the top vote-getter for the new medal design. Below is the medal all finishers will receive upon completion [...]
Disney has added a new program to their Disney Endurance Series. Finishers of the Walt Disney World Full Marathon on January 9, 2011 will gain free admission to any of the Walt Disney World theme parks on Monday, January 10. Race organizers are calling this “Marathon Monday”, and all you need to do is proudly [...]
The Expedition Everest Challenge took place on Saturday, June 12. DISboards member and W.I.S.H. (We’re Inspired to Stay Healthy) Racing Team Runner Becky Dougherty (DISboards username Lexxiefern) took second place in the individual women category. Continue after the break for a full race report.
At least the 13,000 princesses running Disney’s Princess Half Marathon were sweating, and if not, it was likely due to the chilly 43° temperature at the start. Disney had nearly twice as many runners in their second annual celebration of women’s athletics. “This event is all about princesses and spreading the message of health and [...]